MacMurray artist to show work
January 9, 2014
Khara Koffel, associate professor of art at MacMurray College, has been invited to exhibit three of her pieces in a reunion art exhibition later this month at the Walnut Gallery in Gadsden, AL.
The “Walnut 2014 Invitational” exhibition will open Jan. 17 and will run through March 31. The Walnut Gallery is a contemporary art gallery and school for fine arts that seeks to promote contemporary art. It is located in the Hardin Center for Cultural Arts in Gadsden.
The three pieces she will exhibit are “we all have our something,” “one by one from now until then,” and “for those bells that cannot be rung (pictured), a 2013 sculpture made of fuse wire held on the wall by matches. “Some words are easier said than dismissed,” Koffel comments about this piece, “and therefore burn their way into our memories.”
Koffel, who originally exhibited her work at the Walnut Gallery in summer 2010, has exhibited her sculpture widely in the United States, with one-person exhibitions or pieces accepted in juried shows in Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Maryland and California. Her sculptures are often highly personal and reflect on her relations with friends and family.
In 2000, she received her bachelor's in Studio Arts and Art History from Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA, and, in 2003, an MFA in sculpture and photography from the University of Alabama. See her Web site here. She resides in Jacksonville with her husband, Marc Benner.